Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded

November 20, 2014 10:56 PM

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Philae's comet landing 'thud' recorded

Scientists have released a brief recording of the sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land on a comet last week.

The two-second recording features a short, sharp thud as the lander touched down about 311 million miles (500 million kilometers) from Earth on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's icy surface.

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